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by Annemieke
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can a rat do this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Can a rat do this?

I clean house for a man who isn't very clean, to say the least. He has rats and mice appearing in his kitchen, to give you an impression. Just lately things have been disappearing: dishcloths, a whole tea towel vanished from the bottom step of a ladder where I put them to be washed. Without a trace....
by Annemieke
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Re: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?

PS I threw it out. Should not have hung it as it had been dead for a while when I got given it.
by Annemieke
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Re: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?

It was dead for no longer than a day. I am hanging it for another day and hope to try and pluck it tomorrow (Saturday), put it in water with some vinegar and cook it on Sunday morning. Does that sound good?
by Annemieke
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Making stock - do I hang the chicken first?

I just got given a dead chicken by the neighbours. I'm very keen to make stock from it. I have experience of plucking pheasants but in that case I use them for meat. This chicken is too old for that. I know you hang pheasants, but do you hang a chicken also, and how long for? And then I suppose I pl...
by Annemieke
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 5471

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

If you've ever cleaned one you should know, surely.
by Annemieke
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 5471

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

I love fish liver: when I buy fish, I look for it inside and usually find one. They're not large, at least not in the fish I buy! - which is as well because if they were I'd probably get more omega 3 than I could cope with.
by Annemieke
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 5471

Re: Cheeky mackerel?

So - are you missing something?
by Annemieke
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Cheeky mackerel?
Replies: 10
Views: 5471

Cheeky mackerel?

I read that the best bit of fish are the cheeks. So when I cleaned the mackerel today I left the heads on. Having fried them, I had a go at, in the first place, finding the cheeks. Do mackerel have those at all? Worth eating? Or is it the cheeks of larger fish which are so marvellous, supposedly?
by Annemieke
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pork trotters to go .....
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Re: Pork trotters to go .....

Thanks! I've copied it into my cooking file, for the day when I have lots of time and courage.
by Annemieke
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pork trotters to go .....
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Re: Pork trotters to go .....

What I wonder though, is: how long can you keep brawn? In my experience, pork gelatin, and pork meat in lots of gelatin, keeps longer in the fridge than I would expect. But if I make the whole lot into brawn, can I keep it in the fridge till we've eaten it all? There are only two of us. And do I add...
by Annemieke
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pork trotters to go .....
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Re: Pork trotters to go .....

I'll look that up and bear your suggestion (no fancy additions) in mind. How long is, for you, 'cooking it really slowly''? I haven't got a slow cooker, just a wood-fired Rayburn.
by Annemieke
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pork trotters to go .....
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Re: Pork trotters to go .....

I have never made brawn, will look up how to make it. I thought it did need the head though.
by Annemieke
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Pork trotters to go .....
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Pork trotters to go .....

Yesterday a neighbour gave me: 8 pork trotters, 4 pig’s ears and a lot of belly fat. All frozen together in one big lump. I could only just fit it in our freezer. I intend to make the trotters into stock to freeze in batches; cook the ears; and would like to make the fat into crackling and lovely dr...
by Annemieke
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: How many of us feel like this?
Replies: 9
Views: 7445

Re: How many of us feel like this?

I’m surprised the photographer got out there alive.
And the girl for that matter!
by Annemieke
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: How many of us feel like this?
Replies: 9
Views: 7445

Re: How many of us feel like this?

It makes me laugh whenever I see it again.